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C.D.L. Restaurant

#965 of 11,773 Restaurants in Moscow}
$$$$Russian, Eastern European,
Povarskaya Street, 50/53, Moscow 121069, Russia
+7 495 663-30-03
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“beef cheek” (2 reviews)
“oysters” (2 reviews)
“pelmeni” (3 reviews)
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Russian, Eastern European, Central European
Povarskaya Street, 50/53, Moscow 121069, Russia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of my favorite places in Moscow. Stunning atmosphere, cuisine and history around. This restaurant must be visited, especially for tourists. They plunge into the atmosphere impregnated with the history and culture of Tsarist Russia. The kitchen is of high quality and will...More

Thank Frogtraveller1980
Reviewed 17 October 2017

CDL (TsDL) - We dined in “The Oak Room” – classy décor. Music was provided by a young man on the piano – wonderful player who added to the dining experience. Service, food and food presentation, were excellent. We split a bowl of borsch (best...More

Thank Billbor
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Visited this place while on business trip with one of our partners. The company made reservation in advance as we thought it would be hard to get it. Although the main hall was quite empty at dinner time. We were unpleasantly surprised when we came...More

Thank mariast813
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The setting for this restaurant is out of the ordinary and history breathes through these walls. Unfortunately, under management of a private club, there are some regrettable aspects. While service is very courteous, it is also incredibly lengthy (and I mean really lengthy, read 30...More

Thank Anne-Sophie D
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I was sceptical to go to the restaurant with my boyfriend as in some places they tend to speculate on people's feelings of nostalgia towards Soviet times. It is probably the same phenomenon as "nostalgia" in Germany -- goods and services related to that time...More

Thank 973elena
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is an incredible space with an incredible history. The restaurant has recently been separated from the rest of the Central House of Writers with different owners and, apparently, now a different chef (someone quite "trendy" in Russia and known for molecular gastronomy, as if...More

1  Thank eab2124
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Magic atmosphere in an authentic house of XIX century with its original furniture, boiserie, painting, pictures, carved timber columns and stairs, art deco jewel of central Moscow. Food is adequately high class with succulent starters and superb main courses, including game, Russian/French style. Cellar is...More

1  Thank Pietro L
Reviewed 24 January 2017

There are Russian restaurants with more famous names in Moscow, but there you might come across issues with booking and they will be over-crowded. CDL is not as famous but is much better. The interior of CDL is great, the food is superb. I highly...More

1  Thank Milly M
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The restaurant is located on a queit street. It is immpresive the way they decorated it and how the space was used. We had a booking, but it was not in the main area. They managed to accomodate us in the mail room and that...More

1  Thank hteo531
Reviewed 25 September 2016

What a marvelous treasure where style and elegance is only matched by the superb Russian cuisine. All the lamb dishes are excellent and the wild boar was soft like butter and tasty to the last bite. The Oysters are the best in town. If you...More

1  Thank boehmer2016
Crowds of tourists, both local and international take
in Old Arbat and its modern and gigantic peer – New
Arbat. One reason visitors keep coming is no doubt
Konstantin Melnikov’s famous private house, now open
to the public and worthy of a visit. After exploring
one of the oldest parts of Moscow, avoid the crowds
and turn to the side streets and boulevards where
calmness and affordable food is plentiful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$42
Russian, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Povarskaya Street, 50/53, Moscow 121069, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Arbat
  • Neighbourhood: Arbat
  • Phone Number: +7 495 663-30-03
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